The movie is about the life of Tarzan. Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to...Written by
The third Disney film in a row (following Hercules and Mulan) to not feature a musical number for the main villain. However unlike its direct predecessors, Tarzan is not a traditional musical. This film and Rescuers Down Under are the only Disney Renaissance films to not be presented as traditional animated musicals. While The majority of Tarzan's soundtrack was provided by Phil Collins, Rescuers Down Under features no songs. See more »
Professor Porter and Jane offer to take Tarzan to England where he would meet Darwin, Queen Victoria, and Kipling. Charles Darwin died in 1882, the same year in which the yet-to-be-published 17-year old Rudyard Kipling finished college and returned to India. See more »
From 1989 to 1999, Walt Disney studios created some of the most amazing, mind-blowing animated movies of all time. From the little mermaid to beauty and the beast, from Aladdin to the lion king, from Pocahontas to Hercules, and finally, Mulan to Tarzan, these movies still hold their staying power to today. However, Tarzan was the last of these films, from the period known as the Disney Renaissance. Disney remains a popular animation studio in the public eye, but no one could deny how popular they were throughout the 1990s.
Tarzan itself is based upon the novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the movies from the 1930s. Tarzan is a baby who loses his parents, and is adopted by a family of gorillas, who raise him up as their own.
For a Disney film, this one is one of the best. For a renaissance film, It's not the best of them. I still like to say that the first 2 (The Little Mermaid & Beauty and the Beast) were the best. I know that some Disney fans would chew on me for not saying The Lion King, but that's just my personal preference.
I still think it's a great movie, worthy of being part of the collection of Disney's best.
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